Reaching new heights

Norway is to build the world’s tallest timber building.

Where wind and coal meet

Kathryn Allen looks at Germany’s changing energy mix as it attempts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Patent of the month: Predicted thickness

This month, Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers, looks at a patented method that enables measuring of coating thickness on a curved surface.

Wrapping things up

Fred Starr recollects molten zinc’s involvement in failure investigation.

Sailing space with graphene

Despite technical problems, an ESA/Graphene Flagship-backed experiment exploring graphene solar sails may lead to the first craft to reach the star system Alpha Centauri. Khai Trung Le talks to Santiago Cartamil-Bueno on his experience.